FamilySearch Wiki:Contributors Meeting 7 April 2016

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Layout Change - Danielle Batson

  • Sandbox explanation
  • Permanent link
  • Page Information
  • Tool Options change when moving from page to page
  • Citation Creation
  • Personal Tools moved to top right hand corner
  • Move option now at top right hand corner, click on little arrow to see drop down box
  • Edit is similar to old Rich Editor, Edit Source is a Wiki Text
  • Automatic Watch List unless you uncheck the box or change your Preferences



Visual Editor training Danielle Batson - cannot use for editing Templates, Help Pages, Talk pages, etc.

  • Basics - Options at the top of the page (Do not use Heading 1 because it suppresses the title of the page)



Liquid Layout Danielle Batson Try creating a small box and placing it where you want it stay where you put it.

  • SEOs are a barrier to the reader, recommend experts who understand the reader perspective - Lise



Wiki Upgrade - Caleb Love

  • Fixed Items
    • Header was blocking the edit tabs on some pages
    • Wiki Content was not saving
    • Wiki announcement could not be dismissed
    • Upload file and other features were being hidden by the footer on short pages
    • Some wiki page titles were not appearing
  • Known Issues
    • Country Pages
    • Hub Pages
    • Active Users page not working
    • Wiki emails not sending
    • Visual editor not working on long pages
    • Search button on the main page isn’t there
    • Find a Family History Center Map isn’t working right now
  • Please continue to give us feedback, include enough details that we can recreate the problem



Community Q & A

  • Further explanation of email and hub pages.
  • PDF linking explanation - problem with the link going to the file page and there is a need to click on another link to see the document.
  • TOC - Suppressed on Country pages only.
  • Visual Editor Article - https://familysearch.org/wiki/en/Help:VisualEditor, Tables cannot be created or upgraded
  • Wiki Text - extension